Tony Spawforth is Professor of Ancient History and Honorary Curator of the Shefton Museum of Greek Art and Archaeology at Newcastle University. He co-edited the third edition of The Oxford Classical Dictionary and is co-author of Greece: An Oxford Archaeological Guide. A former Assistant Director of the British School of Archaeology at Athens, he has been involved in fieldwork on a number of Greek archaeological sites.
The Complete Greek Templesby Tony Spawforth
The great colonnaded temples of the ancient Greeks are the most impressive of all the monuments left behind by Greek civilization. As feats of design and construction they have never been surpassed, and the/b>
A spectacularly illustrated and complete survey of ancient Greek temples, combined with an up-to-date archaeological and historical introduction.
The great colonnaded temples of the ancient Greeks are the most impressive of all the monuments left behind by Greek civilization. As feats of design and construction they have never been surpassed, and the best-preserved examplessuch as the Parthenon in Athensstill excite wonder and admiration.
Once there were hundreds of these glorious structures, dotted around the Mediterranean wherever the ancient Greeks settled and founded cities. No less than steeples or minarets today, they were instantly identifiable icons of an ancient religion and a way of life.
This book is the first to tell the complete story, with hundreds of accompanying illustrations, from their debated origins in the Greek dark ages to their transformation at the end of antiquity. It also includes for the first time in English a gazetteer of all the known colonnaded temples of the ancient Greeks. Summarizing the latest thinking on Greek temples, Tony Spawforth brings new discoveries to light and discusses not only the architecture but also the historical and cultural context of these unique buildings. The result is an authoritative source book and a compelling guide for scholars, students, and travelers, and for anyone with a desire to know more about the ancient world. 350 illustrations, 130 in color.
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